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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

"Must Be One Hell Of A Scary Crack In Your Wall!"

It just wouldn't be Doctor Who without dome underlying menace. We had Bad Wolf, Torchwood, Saxon, The Darkness and "He will knock four times". And it seems that this new series is no different! I'm sure you've all noticed that the shape of the crack in Amelia's bedroom wall is showing up everywhere?

For example, the scene at the end of The Eleventh Hour, when Amy asks why the Doctor has chosen her to travel with him and he claims that he's "just lonely - promise!"... Right there, in between them while they talk is the very same shape replicated on the TARDIS scanner screen! The Doctor makes it startlingly obvious that we're meant to see that! And Matt Smith has as much as revealed that the "crack" isn't all it seems and will take more relevance in the near future. But there's more!

I'm not talking about the fact that Rory's hospital badge states that it was issued in 1990, when Rory would be, presumably, about 6. Nor that the fire engines and cars in Leadworth all have 1990s number plates, despite the seemingly present day setting - mobiles, Blackberries, laptops and Twitter... No! I'm talking about the fact that our lovely new companion is obviously not JUST on board because the Doctor is lonely. Something's up. She pushes a few buttons on the TARDIS console... This could be completely irrelevant but why push them? Is she really Amy? Is she sabotaging the TARDIS in some sneaky way? Probably not.

But who knows!? One thing's for sure. We have a scheming Doctor, the likes of which we haven't seen since McCoy's day! Amy's on board for a reason. Only time will tell what that reason actually is! But that crack, Prisoner Zero's allusions to "not causing the crack" in the first place and the rumour that pieces of the TARDIS are found, later in the series, as if it's been completely destroyed, despite being RIGHT THERE! Wibbly Wobbly, Timey Wimey is clearly the basis for this series. Playing with time and causality. The exploration of the linear nature of time lines. I believe that Episode 12 and 13 will tie together all these things... So all we can do is keep watching... But there's no harm in speculating in the mean time, is there? I'd love to know your thoughts!

If you've noticed anything odd, anything I've missed, anything at all - please, comment below. Thanks :)


  1. Thats a point, I didn't think Amy pressing buttons was significant at the time, but seriously, why would you just randomly press buttons of some machine that you don't know thats potentially dangerous. Amy is connect to that crack, how? No idea, clues will pop up, will have to look out for them. :))

  2. Don't forget the duck pond. The Doctor makes all the fuss about there being no ducks there, before suddenly dropping the subject.

    Most interestingly, people who know where that section was filmed are positive there is no duckpond present in real life. In other words, production actually built a duckpond there for what appears to be a few throwaway lines.

  3. she is a human dalek

  4. Cmaster No #1 Time Lord6 June 2010 at 23:30

    Amelia Pond: another time lord!?!